NCBS Welcomes The CBA’s SF Pride Parade Bluegrass Float & Marching Unit On June 25

The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes the historic California Bluegrass Association Bluegrass Pride Float in the San Francisco LGBTQ Pride Parade on June 25, 2017 in San Francisco.


The CBA parade entry will feature live bluegrass bands playing on the float itself and a Marching Unit Open To Bluegrass Fans of any sexual orientation.


Too tired to march in the parade? You can ride on a bluegrass scooter instead, arranged by Scooter Wrangler (Deirdre Donovan) (at) gmail (dot) com. Contact her to make a FREE reservation.

The parade unit will encourage everyone to enjoy bluegrass music in Northern California and everyone is also invited to the open bluegrass jam that will follow the parade.

Candidate Statements For The NCBS Election Are Due By June 1

Ten Day Reminder: Candidate Statements for the August 12 NCBS Board Of Directors Election are due on June 1.

NCBS Welcomes The Pick & Gather Festival In Livingston On Memorial Day Weekend

NCBS welcomes tne Pick & Gather Festival to Riverdance Farms on Memorial Day Weekend (note new dates). Bluegrass music and more!

Sagebrush To Perform This Thursday At The Summit House In The Santa Cruz Mountains


Sagebrush will play May 25, as part of the Northern California Bluegrass Society-welcomed FREE Thursday Bluegrass Series presented by the Summit House Beer Garden & Grill.

Fine food and drink will be served while the music runs from 6:00-8:30pm.

The Summit House is located six miles south of Los Gatos at 23123 Santa Cruz Highway.

Check out the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountain views while you are there.

Two Month Reminder: Last Day To Purchase Discount Advance Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Tickets Is July 22nd

Two Month Reminder: The last day to purchase Discount Advance Tickets to the 2017 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival is July 22nd.

The fun and relaxed 24th annual festival will be held August 10-13, 2017 in lovely Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

Redwood City Celebrates 150 Years With FREE Bluegrass & More Downtown On Saturday May 20

NCBS welcomes bluegrass music at the Redwood City celebration!

This Saturday, May 20, 2017, Redwood City will celebrate its 150th Anniversary as a city with a FREE celebration, starting with a great bluegrass music concert featuring 27strings and The Stoney Mountain Ramblers on the Main Street Stage in downtown Redwood City.


The bluegrass begins at Noon in an area where multiple restaurants offer outdoor seating with a great view of the stage — perfect for a relaxed lunch outing with friends. Other seating is also available if you don’t wish to eat during the 2-hour show.

Other music will follow on the Main Street and Courthouse Square stages throughout the afternoon and evening.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society helped bring bluegrass music to the historical party and the friendly NCBS Information Booth will be there to welcome everyone during the bluegrass show.

Bluegrass Music Schedule:

The Stoney Mountain Ramblers

Main Street Stage

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Noon — 27strings

1:00pm — The Stoney Mountain Ramblers


Redwood City 150th Anniversary

This Weekend In Bluegrass Brings Music To Berkeley & Redwood City

The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes two great bluegrass events this weekend, one in Berkeley and one in Redwood City. Enjoy!


Berkeley Bluegrass Festival, With Laurie Lewis, Lonesome Heartstring Band, & more, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley. Evening concerts are separately ticketed (discounted all-festival pass available and FREE daytime workshops will be held on Saturday and Sunday).


Bluegrass at the Redwood City 150th Anniversary Celebration With 27strings & The Stoney Mountain Ramblers, Noon on the Main Street Stage (at Broadway), Redwood City. FREE. The show runs until 8:00pm, with music, food, flowers, and fun on three stages.

NCBS Welcomes The 2nd Annual Berkeley Bluegrass Festival May 19-21 At The Freight & Salvage

The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes the 2nd Annual Berkeley Bluegrass Festival at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, May 19-21. Here is the evening festival concert schedule:

FRIDAY, May 19

7:00pm – Manning Music Band Class: The Tannery Pickers (Gallery Stage)

8:00 — Lonely Heartstring Band, The Lula Gals, Bean Creek


6:00pm – Wendy Burch Steel & The Redwood Trio (Gallery Stage)

7:00 — Robbie Fulks, The Bow Ties, 35 Years of Trouble, The Blue J’s

SUNDAY, May 21

5:30pm – The Page Turners (Gallery Stage)

6:30 – Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands, Keith Little Band, Vintage Grass

During the day on Saturday and Sunday there will be FREE workshops open to all. Each concert is separately ticketed and a discoounted all-festival pass is available.